Master of Arts
Communication: Journalism and Public Affairs
American University, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Arts
Journalism and Communications
Point Park University, Pittsburgh

 work experience (full time)

Deputy Editor

Pittsburgh / London
2005 to Present

United Communications Group
Rockville, Md.
2003 to 2005

  • Wrote, edited and laid out all copy for the monthly newsletter APC Payment Insider, which reported news of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;
  • Wrote, edited and laid out all copy for the APC Answer Book;
  • Wrote all copy and facilitated the weekly APC Reimbursement E-News; and
  • Coordinated all in-person and audio conferences for APC Payment Insider and the APC Answer Book.

Counseling Today
Alexandria, Va.
1999 to 2003

  • Edited and laid out all copy for the monthly 56-page magazine produced by the American Counseling Association;
  • Member of a management team supervising a team of five editors, a staff writer and three freelance writers;
  • Coordinated CTOnline, the electronic counterpart of Counseling Today;
  • Devised and implemented a yearly budget of more than $700,000;
  • Wrote and developed news and feature articles;
  • Coordinated a readership survey in 2002 and a redesign of the publication in 2000; and
  • Made deadline decisions concerning placement of stories, advertisements and photos.

The Daily News
McKeesport, Pa.
1997 to 1999

  • Developed and wrote stories for two cities for the daily newspaper;
  • Reported on community news, including crime incidents and school board/municipal meetings; and
  • Edited all personal copy.

Education Reporter
The Butler Eagle
Butler, Pa.

  • Reported on education issues for the daily newspaper, and
  • Edited all personal copy.

 work experience (freelance)

Editor & Writer


Arlington, Va.

2006 to Present

  • Write and edit copy for the medical device industry consulting firm.

Editor & Page Designer

The New Republic

Washington, D.C.

2004 to 2006

  • Edited copy and designed pages for the political publication, and
  • Created online ads for upcoming New Republic conferences.

Production Editor
ITN Washington News Bureau
Washington, D.C.

  • Edited and logged on-air news clips of the war in Iraq for the British news channel, and
  • Worked extensively with correspondents and camera crews to edit segment packages.

Global Security Newswire
Washington, D.C.

  • Edited and wrote articles for the online publication, produced by National Journal, which focuses on weapons proliferation.